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NYS Supreme Court 1-6 + 9-26

Erie County Court & Erie County Clerk Buffalo NY

Surrogate Cases are heard here, property deed records are kept here as well.

The Old Erie County Court Building (92 Franklin Street) as it's normally referred to, is connected to the rear of the newer Erie county Court building (25 Delaware Avenue). As you can sort of see in this image:

There is another image in the gallery on this page that depicts the two buildings from above.

The Old County Hall building was designed by Architect Andrew J. Warner and constructed from 1872-1875. Warner also served as the supervising architect during construction of the H.H. Richardson Complex at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center in 1870. Old County Hall stood as the tallest building in Buffalo New York until the construction of the Electric Tower in 1912 and then again trumped by the new Buffalo NY city hall in 1931. The building’s architecture is in the Victorian Romanesque style. The clock tower originally held an observatory. The Old Erie County Court building is now in the National Register of Historic Places archive.

 

Grover Cleveland began his political career here, serving as Erie County Sheriff and ultimately ascending to the U.S. Presidency, where he became the only President to ever serve two non-consecutive terms in office. A public wake for assassinated President McKinley drew over 90,000 people to the site during the Pan-American exposition in 1901.  The main entry hall is the spot where president McKinley’s body laid. It is preserved inside the Hall. The entrance to the courtroom still has the big old iron gates that kept the public at bay while court proceedings of his assassin were in session. The courtroom where president McKinley's  assassin stood trial is on the second floor. (See picture) The surrogate clerks office is also on the second floor. Door to right when walking in.

 

Old Erie County Hall is now home to the offices of the Erie County legislature, Erie County Clerk as well as some county court offices. Some surrogate court cases are tried here as well as criminal and other civil cases. The newer court house at (25 Delaware Avenue, building taking up most of the picture above) is attached to the rear of the Old County Hall building. This newer section of old county Hall is where foreclosures cases are heard. Foreclosure sale transaction are processed here as well. Court rooms 1-6 (no part 7 in case someone tells you that, at least not now.) are in the old County Hall building. The courtrooms 9-26 are in the newer building. NYS Supreme courts 28-36 are at the Buffalo City Court building. You can pay your Erie county property tax bill across the street from The old County Hall building at the Rath Building (95 Franklin St.).

Erie County Clerk Parking

Erie county clerk and courts parking is available close by. (a 3 minute walk)

Tip: in addition to the parking pay lot behind city hall, there is a parking ramp right next to the family court building. It's possible to see the family court building standing in front of old Erie County Hall and looking diagonally to your left.

 

Erie County Surrogate Court Information:

2nd floor
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: (716) 845-2560
Fax: (716) 845-7565

Supreme Court Parts and Judges

Part 1 - 92 Franklin Street
(Old County Hall)
Hon. Paula L. Feroleto - Administrative Judge
Secretary: 716-845-9438
Daniel Marren - Law Clerk:
716-845-9439
Court Clerk: 716-845-9407
Chambers Fax: 716-845-5151

Part 2 - 3rd floor - 92 Franklin Street
(Old County Hall)
Hon. Catherine Nugent-Panepinto
Kristin McCracken - Secretary:
716-845-2693
Kristen Wolf - Law Clerk:
716-845-2597
Court Clerk: 716-845-9427
Chambers Fax: 716-845-7587

Part 3 - 3rd floor - 92 Franklin Street
(Old County Hall)
Hon. James H. Dillon
Siobhan McMahon - Secretary:
716-845-1800
Walter Pacer, Esq. - Law Clerk:
716-845-1802
Court Clerk: 716-845-9417
Chambers Fax: 716-845-5158

Part 4 - 3rd floor - 92 Franklin Street
(Old County Hall)
Hon. Mark A. Montour
Carrie Baggett Zellner - Secretary:
716-845-2199
Mike Amodeo - Law Clerk:
716-845-2798
Chambers Fax: 716-845-7589
Court Clerk: 716-845-9423

Part 5 - 3rd floor - 92 Franklin Street
(Old County Hall)
Hon. Frederick J. Marshall
Kathleen Walek - Secretary:
716-845-9468
Amy Ziegler - Law Clerk:
716-845-9469
Court Clerk: 716-845-9422
Chambers Fax: 716-845-5164

Part 6 - 3rd floor - 92 Franklin Street
(Old County Hall)
Hon. Joseph R. Glownia
Francine Jamison - Secretary:
716-845-9450
Peter Crotty, Esq. - Law Clerk:
716-845-9451
Court Clerk: 716-845-9418
Chambers Fax: 716-845-5161

Courts 9-26 are at the newer 25 Delaware building which is connected to Old County Hall

Part 9 - 1st floor - 25 Delaware Ave.
Hon. Deborah A. Haendiges
Integrated Domestic Violence (IDV)
Patrice Violanti Castanza - Secretary:
716-845-2762
Ann Boland - Law Clerk:
716-845-2761
Colleen Gibbons - IDV Resource Coordinator:
716-845-9383
IDV Liaison: 716-845-9331
Court Clerk: 716-845-2179
Chambers Fax: 716-845-5162

Part 11 - 1st floor - 25 Delaware Ave.
Hon. John L. Michalski
Patricia Hanavan - Secretary:
716-845-9462
Michael McHale - Law Clerk:
716-845-9463
Court Clerk: 716-845-9419
Chambers Fax: 716-845-5166

Part 12 - 2nd Floor - 25 Delaware Ave.
Hon. Dennis Ward
Expedited Matrimonials - 5th floor - 25 Delaware Avenue
Scheduling Desk:
716-845-9343
Court Clerk:
716-845-9424
Fax: 716-845-7519

Part 13 - 2nd floor - 25 Delaware Ave.
Hon. M. William Boller
Susan Kuberka - Secretary:
716-845-9357
Frederick Platek- Law Clerk:
716-845-9358
Court Clerk: 716-845-9410
Chambers Fax: 716-845-5153

Part 14 - 2nd floor - 25 Delaware Ave.
Hon. Russell P. Buscaglia
Cheryl Martin - Secretary:
716-845-9435
Kelly Vacco, Law Clerk:
716-845-9436
Court Clerk: 716-845-9408
Chambers Fax: 716-845-5155

Part 15 - 2nd floor - 25 Delaware Ave.
Hon. Mark Grisanti
Pamela Miles, Secretary:
716-845-7260
Douglas J. Curella, Law Clerk:
716-845-7259
Court Clerk: 716-845-9409
Chambers Fax: 716-845-7586

Part 16 - 2nd floor - 25 Delaware Ave.
Hon. Paul Wojtaszek
Beverly Maziarz, Secretary:
716-845-9440
Jonathan Hickey, Law Clerk:
716-845-9442
Court Clerk: 716-845-9412
Chambers Fax: 716-845-7591

Part 19 - 3rd floor - 25 Delaware Ave.
Hon. Christopher J. Burns, Supervising Judge, Criminal Cases
Mary Kay Walker - Secretary:
716-845-9381
David Caywood - Law Clerk:
716-845-9382
Court Clerk: 716-845-9406
Chambers Fax: 716-845-5154

Part 20 - 3rd floor - 25 Delaware Ave.
Hon. Lynn W. Keane
Holly Park - Secretary:
716-845-9447
Dennis Glascott, Esq. - Law Clerk:
716-845-9448
Court Clerk: 716-845-2180
Chambers Fax: 716-845-7510

Part 21 - 3rd floor - 25 Delaware Ave.
Hon. James A.W. McLeod - County Court Judge
Cyrstal Dillard - Secretary:
716-845-2632
Alice Patterson, Esq. - Law Clerk:
716-845-9373
Chambers Fax: 716-845-9416

Part 22 - 3rd floor - 25 Delaware Ave.
Hon. Timothy J. Walker
Christine Paz - Secretary:
716-845-7479
Darryl Colosi - Law Clerk:
716-845-7480
Court Clerk: 716-845-9415
Chambers Fax: 716-845-7505

Part 23 - 4th floor - Open Courtroom - 25 Delaware Ave.
Cynthia Selden - Secretary:
716-845-2107
Debra Norton - Law Clerk:
716-845-2108
Court Clerk: 716-845-9402
Chambers Fax: 716-845-7592

Part 24 - 4th floor - 25 Delaware Ave.
Hon. Emilio Colaiacovo
Amy Garcia - Secretary:
716-845-9474
Jorge DeRosas - Law Clerk:
716-845-9475
Court Clerk: 716-845-9401
Chambers Fax: 716-845-5165

Part 25 - 4th floor - 25 Delaware Ave.
Hon. Mary Slisz
Patricia Benson - Secretary:
716-845-2680
Amy Murphy, Esq. - Law Clerk:
716-845-2675
Court Clerk: 716-845-9424
Chambers Fax: 716-845-7508

Part 26 - 4th floor - 25 Delaware Ave.
Hon. John F. O'Donnell
Patricia Resetarits - Secretary:
716-845-9486
Bridget O'Connell - Law Clerk:
716-845-9487
Court Clerk: 716-845-9411
Melissa Nickson, Esq. - Court Attorney Referee - ADR Program:
716-845-2102
Chambers Fax: 716-845-5168

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